Dean Jones has been speaking on The Done Deal Show about how frustrated Raheem Sterling is at Manchester City.
Sterling made the big decision in 2015 to leave Liverpool, who he had been with since 2010, and join Man City for £57 million, and while that was a huge fee at the time, it now appears to be a bargain given the number of goals and assists Sterling has racked up, not to mention the number of trophies he’s won.
Will Raheem Sterling be a Man City player next season?
This year has been a tough one for Sterling at club level, as he’s seen his number of appearances dwindle drastically over previous years, and now Spanish outlet Sport is claiming the winger is ‘crazy’ about leaving the Etihad Stadium.
Jones has revealed what Sterling is thinking about in regards to his future at Man City.
“He’s frustrated, there’s no doubt about it, he is starting to consider his options. He will refuse to stand still in his career at this point. He can’t believe, from what I’m told, that it’s come to this so quickly – from being such a key member of Pep Guardiola’s starting XI, to a fringe player, to a player that’s being brought on here and there for minutes, trying to make an impact.
“The harder he tries, the more difficult it becomes almost, like you’re in that situation where you’ve got to make something happen every time you play, otherwise, you’re not going to be starting the next game.”
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While Sterling’s influence on the pitch for Man City has decreased in recent times, that could not be further from the case on the international stage, as he almost single-handedly dragged England to a first piece of silverware since 1966, with his crucial goals against Croatia, Germany and the Czech Republic proving how good of a player he still is.
It will be interesting if Sterling does decide to leave and where he looks to move to, as any other club in England would likely be a step down from Man City apart from perhaps Chelsea and Liverpool – although it could be argued that a move to the latter would be an awkward reunion, to say the least.
The winger has been linked with a move to La Liga in the form of Barcelona and Real Madrid, but with the latter looking to swoop for Kylian Mbappe next year and Barcelona in financial ruin, it’s unlikely that they will have the money available to sign Sterling.